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How SD-WAN is transforming the cloud

How SD-WAN is disrupting the networking space

December 15, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

While enabling digital and cloud transformation for networks of all sizes, SD-WAN also offers organisations a new way to deploy, manage, and operate their WAN infrastructure. It is beneficial to enterprise customers who demand more flexible, open, and cloud-based WAN technologies, rather than installing proprietary or specialized WAN technology that often...

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STC rolls out IPv6 infrastructure and cloud services to clients

December 13, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments (0)

Smart Technology Centre (STC) is one of the first Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in South Africa to roll out a full production Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) connectivity to its client’s infrastructure and cloud services. “In essence, an...

SAP launches data-driven sports technology in South Africa

December 8, 2018 • Cloud Computing, GeneralComments (0)

South African and African sports teams gained access to the same technology used by the German football team in their successful bid for the 2014 FIFA World Cup at the launch of SAP Sports One in Johannesburg on Friday. The launch was attended by delegates...

Microsoft data centres to impact local insurance market

Microsoft data centres to impact local insurance market

December 7, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments (0)

In May last year, Microsoft announced plans to launch two data centres in South Africa. Located in Johannesburg and Cape Town, these see the company targeting cloud services growth on the continent. These data centres will deliver the Microsoft Cloud,...

Five ways the technology landscape will change in 2019

December 7, 2018 • Cloud Computing, GeneralComments (0)

Until now, our industry has spoken about innovative technologies somewhat theoretically, without providing a clear picture of how these powerful new innovations will be used. This has left people without a solid understanding of how they will ultimately...

Cloud implementations growing but strategies lack security

December 4, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Private, public and hybrid clouds are growing in popularity as lift and shift cloud apps are making migration easier for businesses. Christian Mahncke, Enterprise Business Development at Routed, a vendor neutral cloud infrastructure provider, says that while...

Growth in Africa drives channel market says Westcon and Ruckus Networks

December 3, 2018 • Cloud Computing, SecurityComments (0)

The channel market is changing. Not only are we seeing a trend emerging where solutions across different categories are combining to create a more holistic, horizontal approach to the channel offering. But we are also seeing that new lines of business today...

Signal Alliance, Microsoft and Cisco to deliver Azure Stack

November 30, 2018 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Signal Alliance, Microsoft and Cisco to deliver Azure Stack

As businesses in Nigeria continue to find more effective ways to drive down their running costs, whilst improving profitability, Signal Alliance, Microsoft and Cisco have collaborated to deliver the Azure Stack solution. This is an innovative hybrid cloud...

IOT

IoT disrupts the cloud

November 30, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Internet of ThingsComments Off on IoT disrupts the cloud

It is no longer enough to simply offer a cloud solution as emerging technologies start to not only dominate, but provide much needed competitive advantage to business. Jeremy Potgieter, SADC regional Head, Eseye, says that the growth of the Internet of Things...

Data backups need to be accessible at anytime

Data backups need to be accessible at anytime

November 30, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Data backups need to be accessible at anytime

The value of data and the rising tide of cybercrime has driven home the importance of securely backing up data for businesses and having access to those backups at any time. Despite the proliferation of value-added cloud-based storage solutions available,...

Be cyber-savvy: Employees should not be secondary to technology

The rise of multi-cloud brings challenges and benefits

November 28, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on The rise of multi-cloud brings challenges and benefits

The use of multi-cloud is significantly on the rise, bringing with it new challenges but, more importantly, considerable benefits.  Move over hybrid cloud; multi-cloud has arrived. This is according to Anton Jacobsz, managing director at leading value-added...

Continuing on the path toward digital peace

Service providers need to embrace digital business touch points – Gartner

November 27, 2018 • Cloud Computing, SecurityComments Off on Service providers need to embrace digital business touch points – Gartner

Digital business initiatives are forcing infrastructure service providers to expand their offerings beyond edge computing technologies in order to deliver digital touchpoint services, according to Gartner, Inc. A digital touchpoint can be any kind of...

Gemalto expands data centre footprint in Europe

November 22, 2018 • Cloud Computing, SecurityComments Off on Gemalto expands data centre footprint in Europe

Gemalto has announced that it is expanding its delivery footprint for Access Management as a service solutions across the European Union with additional data centers in the region. These newly added facilities will help the company respond to rising demand...

Kethan Parbhoo, Chief Operations and Marketing Officer, Microsoft SA

The time is now for mixed reality in the modern workplace

November 21, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on The time is now for mixed reality in the modern workplace

Modern technologies like cloud, Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning and mixed reality are impacting every industry and every company in South Africa and across the globe. Companies need to innovate to stay ahead of emerging trends, take advantage...

SITA rolls out cloud computing infrastructure

November 20, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Education, Top StoriesComments Off on SITA rolls out cloud computing infrastructure

It’s no surprise that cloud computing, which brings all of these benefits, is transforming the industry’s approach to IT. Cloud computing is widely acknowledged as key to driving the journey through the fourth industrial revolution, marked by the profound...

Keeping secrets in the age of quantum computing

November 18, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Keeping secrets in the age of quantum computing

With the advent of quantum computing, technological capabilities are set to take a substantial leap forward. But at the same time, quantum computing may also present new security challenges owing to the sheer processing power it offers. This new computing...